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On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: Some commenters here complain that a lot of comments have been deleted.

If people were willing to present criticism in a respectful manner supported by somewhat reasonable argumentation there was no need to delete comments.

But what many comments here and elsewhere present is anger, resulting in bashing for the sake of bashing, perceived als offensive and false allegations. Whatever valid motive and truth behind that bashing may be hidden - offensiveness renders criticism useless and destructive.

The catch with deleting comments: angry commenters who see themselves vicimized by "censorship" become even more angry and see their suspiciouns against "the others" verified.

Therefore - try this: stop blaming and hating, start to contribute in a constructive and respectful manner. This takes empathy, self-discipline, and brainwork - but it is the only way out of that downward spiral that we are heading.

when they started deleting the jokes about the leftist women's photography club that only used Zenith cameras and were not allowed to buy Apple products it was too much. that wasn't "anger". that was just lighthearted fun. censoring it only proved the point: the editorial policy has changed to include progressive propaganda.

it's ok, i know someone will point out that the website is free and i shouldn't complain. but you know what, you shouldn't either when people take offense and stop visiting. after all, advertising follows clicks, not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Cassowary: When I saw the article, I knew what the comment section would look like. Ironically, a lot of these comments prove the author's point.

see, so you say that "white men" are to blame for the evils of this world, and then "nothing personal"? really? do you have the courage to attack other races and then say "nothing personal, you're OK, but your people are jerks"?
i don't know what "white male privilege" you speak of. give me some examples of how i and all of eastern europe are privileged beyond our imagination, just for being white. and i didn't curse, if you happen to read what i said you'll recognize the left rhetoric that has been parroted at people like me (white, straight, christian) for the past few years ad nausea.

i guess i'm privileged to being talked down to by some armchair sociologist that hasn't had to grow up doing homework at candlelight because there was no electricity in the evening. go buy a Leica or something.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Cassowary: When I saw the article, I knew what the comment section would look like. Ironically, a lot of these comments prove the author's point.

yes, because thousands of years of China, Japan, Persia, Egypt and India were full of white men running things. Especially Christians, right? Always keeping the colored at bay and whatnot.

also in the past year i've come to realize that i'm just a shitlord white cis misogynistic scum who shouldn't have been allowed to breed. but, hey, i live in a white christian country with no white guilt whatsoever, so i don't care. and, no, it's not the US.

here's a point missed: this initiative, assuming for a second that the premise is true and women have been kept down for so long, would be long overdue. why haven't they done it before? the internet hasn't been invented in 2014. if the problem was that bad, why has it taken so long to put together a simple HTML website with a list of names and business addresses? was it the patriarchy unplugging the modems or what?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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RadGuy: so easy for so many people to sit back in the comfort of their chair, many under an anonymous name, and just complain. I enjoy the variety of content that DPReview presents. If you complain, make a suggestion on how it could be better. Or, show us your work which is better than DPReview's content.

thank you for your opinion, Mr. RadGuy. Are you by any chance related to my friend McLovin?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Cassowary: When I saw the article, I knew what the comment section would look like. Ironically, a lot of these comments prove the author's point.

you do realize that half of the comments posted have been deleted by now, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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mapgraphs: Brave post Allison ; - ) More.

you forgot "stunning". describing it as just "brave" implies a job half done.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Drive: Please, please, please, please, don't turn DPR into another politics meets tech blog. Allison posts one article about this, a few people agree with her, a few disagree and another few joke about it. The latter inevitably becomes evidence for misogyny in the photo community and none of us will hear the end of it. Are your traffic figures declining or something?

yeah, deleting comments is a pretty low point. i thought i was missing them by scrolling too fast, but no, they're gone. that's a really nice statement as to the views of the editorial staff: echo chamber or GTFO. i wonder when we'll see "progressive" camera reviews also. or maybe an announcements to the tune of "there are too many big heavy DSLR reviews, we will not cover this type of equipment since it's discriminatory to some types of people".

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Drive: Please, please, please, please, don't turn DPR into another politics meets tech blog. Allison posts one article about this, a few people agree with her, a few disagree and another few joke about it. The latter inevitably becomes evidence for misogyny in the photo community and none of us will hear the end of it. Are your traffic figures declining or something?

if DPR wants to hop into the progressive agenda (pretty late, if you ask me), i'm out. i don't need to be lectured about white male privilege. and, frankly, i don't suspect other eastern european readers do, for multiple reasons. have fun with your new diverse progressive audience... if you ever find any more interested in technical aspects than in virtue signaling.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: The ultimate goal should be to stop labeling ourselves and each other. Treat each other as human and judge individual merits. I'm not sure another cause that isolates and alienates is the answer.

i've had a woman photographer (actually she was taking pictures, her husband was handling the video) at my wedding and i didn't even try. my wife also has a friend who used to do (or maybe still does) wedding photography occasionally. over in the micro 4/3 section of the forums i think we also had a woman troll photographer (or someone who just liked to publicly shout about changing systems very often).

so i don't understand what the problem is.

maybe the fact that their company name or at least description doesn't state in big fonts "WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHY"?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (208 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: The ultimate goal should be to stop labeling ourselves and each other. Treat each other as human and judge individual merits. I'm not sure another cause that isolates and alienates is the answer.

that's what i remember from the '80s and '90s pop culture: judge based on competence alone. unfortunately it looks like now we have to regress back to 1900 and also pay attention to gender and skin color.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
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Sarah Terra: Use your pop up blocker guys, and spam these comments with disgust over a long time photo site becoming an smartphone propaganda platform

Seriously what's next for dpreview ...

liberal 'trump hate' articles for clicks?

the mere thought makes my soup boil.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:39 UTC
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samfan: Not exactly a feature for professional boxers and martial artists, is it?

yes, but here's the thing: it's not an innovative revolutionary magical Apple product. now, if it were to be all white, or black, and have the Apple logo on it, that would be an entirely different story.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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Edmond Leung: As usual, illogical approach

that's what Spock said.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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zubs: In 2019 Apple will have a more advanced recognition feature called RETanal scanning.

that sounds like the plot of the next Terminator movie.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:55 UTC
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samfan: Not exactly a feature for professional boxers and martial artists, is it?

but all "creative professionals" like photographers and film makers use apple products, right? because they inspire them to create and whatever. so this is the perfect place for such news.

if Apple were to start manufacturing an ILC camera tomorrow probably half of the people here would dump their equipment while deeming it inadequate. the iCamera would "just work", without any of the horrible problems of Canon, Nikon, etc. just imagine it... the perfect scenario would be something co-developed with Leica. it will be just like in that South Park episode with the Toyota Prius.

precedent: the best m4/3 lens for years has been the Leica 25mm. when Olympus came up with their own 25mm, a lot of people with Olympus cameras started replacing their Leica lenses with Olympus ones. just because Olympus.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
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MarioSS: Well...you know! I am would like to add another negative comment, but the truth is I would like to be able to afford an M10.

i would also like to to be able to afford a Leica M10 and one or two lenses. i would use that money for something else, of course, but i'd still like to be in the position of at least having enough savings for a M10 to even be a purchasing option.

that being said, if the new firmware doesn't improve the horrible body design how can it truly improve handling?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
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Percival Merriwether: He should have used his camera to club the shooter over the head and stop the murder. Then he would have been a hero.

no, that would have made him an hero.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:12 UTC

pretty predictable for this photo to win. it was one of the most famous photos of 2016.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 07:32 UTC as 21st comment
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I get this totally, and not just selfies. I am stunned by the number of photos, even before smart phone and social media days, that were of person(s) in front of building; person at art museum; person at Eiffel Tower; person at train station. I had a friend who said her family was really into photos, and upon her return from Disney World, had 200 printed (film, pre-digital) photos of her and her family standing here, there, and hither smiling. I have nothing against people doing this if they like it (and they include some of my closest friends who are wonderful people), but I've never figured why they think anyone else would enjoy seeing them. Then add to that all the imageic (sp?) issues with short focal lengths brought about my arm/stick limitations that others have already articulated here, and the issue is exacerbated further.

why take a selfie in Paris anymore? just ask a soldier to take a picture of you.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I get this totally, and not just selfies. I am stunned by the number of photos, even before smart phone and social media days, that were of person(s) in front of building; person at art museum; person at Eiffel Tower; person at train station. I had a friend who said her family was really into photos, and upon her return from Disney World, had 200 printed (film, pre-digital) photos of her and her family standing here, there, and hither smiling. I have nothing against people doing this if they like it (and they include some of my closest friends who are wonderful people), but I've never figured why they think anyone else would enjoy seeing them. Then add to that all the imageic (sp?) issues with short focal lengths brought about my arm/stick limitations that others have already articulated here, and the issue is exacerbated further.

hitler smiling?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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